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Cybersecurity Considerations For An Organization’s Executives

Are you concerned about the security of your business? It’s alright to be worried, as the statistics are alarming. Cybercrime, which are targeted attacks including phishing, ransomware, identity theft and fraud-based strategies has seen a 600% frequency increase since the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic in December 2019.

Some of the web-based cyberattacks and malware like ransomware are among the most costly types of cybercrime that impact businesses globally. Investments in cybersecurity for the average company is upwards of $2.4 million or more to ensure its defenses. (more…)

How Remote Employees Contribute To An Organization’s Liability

Is your business allowing employees to remain working remotely full-time throughout the tail end of the pandemic? Regardless of the amount, it’s likely that you do as remote work remains the safest option. Despite being the safest for the sake of each employees’ health, there are additional risks involved when it comes to remote employees that employers must be weary of. This post will detail a few of those risks and how to prepare for them.

Any benefit that comes as a result of transitioning employees to full-time remote work is met with a challenge. From a managerial perspective, there can be difficulty in keeping employees productive from their homes. (more…)

A Fresh Outlook On Traditional Maintenance Strategies

Sound maintenance is the key to ensuring any piece of equipment’s long-term health. Which is why it’s so imperative that organizations utilize a maintenance strategy that works for them and their equipment. Typically, this is split between two different strategies. This post will serve as a detailing of each of these strategies so struggling businesses can have an easier time selecting between the two. (more…)

Tips For Increasing Engagement In Your Organization’s Open Enrollment Periods

The business world saw dramatic changes in 2019 as a result of COVID-19 and varying lockdown restrictions. One of the most drastic changes was the shifting of all full-time employees to remote work. Not only has this adaption proven to be difficult for employees amongst the hierarchy, but HR professionals in particular have had troubles with managing their employees’ benefits. (more…)

How The Online Retailing Industry Influences Lead Times

Lockdown restrictions continue to limit the way in which physical retail locations can service their customers. In these stores’ absence, online shopping has taken over. Shopping online has made for the safest and most convenient experience for consumers to get their hands on the necessities throughout the pandemic. Customers can browse through entire stock lists and compare products based on different features, competitor pricing and even customer reviews. These sorts of advantages have given online retailing the upper hand over the physical shopping experience. In fact, the growth of this industry in 2019, pre-pandemic, was staggering. Online retail spending was over $3.5 trillion dollars globally from a contributing 2 billion online shoppers. (more…)

How Microsoft’s Power BI’s Can Positively Impact Your Organization

Organizations in every industry are aware that the key to their success comes from making the most informed business decisions possible. The ability to identify key performance indicators and other critically telling data provides these organizations the confidence necessary to solve their woes. Which is part of the reason why Microsoft’s Power BI platform has become so popular amongst organizations. Some of the key features and tools that this software provides have been detailed below. (more…)